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chris_andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: floppy install on an ultra5 Reply with quote

Is it possible to do a netinstall (internet), using boot floppies, on my Ultra 5? I have given up on trying to get the CD to boot.

Thanks,

Chris.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fixed the title... And no, you can't floppy boot sparc64 kit because of a PROM bug. You have to either cd or full netboot it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply. Better try to sort the CD out, then. As Debian is the only distro that seems to work in my CD drive, looks like I may have to just have Gentoo on the i386's.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ultra 5 handles cds just fine, didn't have one problem with the livecd, I would suggest perhaps checking out your cddrive, I also purchased an external cdrom drive for some of the other sparcs, might want to looking to something like that as well.
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